Tag Archives: Romanian gymnastics

The story behind Romania’s first Olympic medal…

The story behind Romania’s first Olympic medal – Sonia Iovan, member of the team who wrote the first pages in Romanian gymnastics history, shared her story. [Translation of the “Adevarul de Cluj” article by  Robert  Gal-Pal] Romanian gymnastics won its

Catalina Ponor is officially back – “I want to be in the history books”

From GSP Triple Olympic champion at the Athens Olympics in 2004, Catalina Ponor, starting April 1, will give up her monthly pension. The gymnast, who in the last five years has come back twice to artistic gymnastics, will join the

The past, the present and the future of Romanian Gymnastics…

…all in one photo (Lavinia Milosovici, Gina Gogean, Maria Olaru, Andreea Raducan, Catalina Ponor, Sandra Izbasa, Amelia Racea, Ana Porgras, Diana Bulimar, Larisa Iordache and many others…) The photos are from Bellu`s Birthday Party: Multumim, Maria!

Mariana Bitang and Octavian Belu – 7 days a week at Izvorani

After being back with the national gymnastics team, the two coaches say that “Deva remains to be Deva”, but the preparation will still be taking place at Izvorani. It is 10 o’clock. The sun is already burning. 10 gymnasts come

News from Romanian gymnastics

After a period of relative silence, the last days’ newspapers came with a lot of news regarding both women and men Romanian artistic gymnastics. 1. According to Prosport, Gabriela Dragoi (beam bronze medalist at the Europeans 2009) and the new

Elena Leusteanu – The First Lady of Romanian Gymnastics

August 2008. The whole world was preparing for the big celebration of the sport, the celebration of peace and success: the Olympic Games. In Romania, both specialists and fans were hoping that, in spite of the modest results obtained in